[This post contains affiliate links.] There’s a lot of discussion out there about what to add to your curriculum. Are the children getting enough? Will they be ready for Challenge (or college!)? What can I do for morning time? or read alouds? or living books? what about writing? what about Latin? I’m really about keeping
One fun way to learn geography is through movement. Step from one piece of geography to the next so that you learn kinesthetically where rivers, states, cities, etc are in relation to one another. The problem is how/where to find maps that larger enough, durable enough and don’t cost too much. For my Texas history class,
Ordinarily, I would say enjoy spring before it gets too hot. Get outside with some informal nature study. But spring hasn’t really hit us here, even in Texas. We are still having 40 degree mornings. Honestly, I’m sad when the semester is over. We don’t leave the house much and the weekly social and learning
To wrap our English grammar (Essentials) class, we are going to look at a few Scripture verses. I picked a few verses that incorporate many things that we have learned: various sentence patterns verbals – gerunds, participles, and infinitives clauses noun of direct of address and imperatives Since the verses are long, I typed them
This week, leading up to time change and spring break, we have noticed the trees blooming white in our neighborhood. This is one of the early signs of spring. Most everything else around it has not started blooming, but these trees are beautifully white. We have started noticing them all over town. I wasn’t sure
Geography Learning all those trails can be overwhelming, but we have really enjoyed CC Happy Mom on youTube. She puts the memory work to song. The song includes the states where the trails start and stop. If you like this one, check out her other videos as well. We like the one about canals for
We are 75% done with our cycle 3 semester for Classical Conversations. One of my daughters is shooting for memory master. It’s our first time on this journey. We are going from learning the material good enough to true mastery. And it’s tough! I’ve also noticed my third grader (not the memory master) has
Making learning fun is one of my mottos for creative education. This motto is exactly what drew me to the book Games for Learning. This book gives lots of ideas for games to play with pre-schoolers through third grade. These games help children develop academic skills.
I have always loved to play cards. In fact, for my seventh birthday, my parents bought me 32 decks of cards!!* So, I have been anxiously awaiting the time when my kids are old enough to enjoy a game of cards with me. Crazy 8s. The time has come where now two of my girls
We are 75% done with our memory work. This is a good week to review and apply previous concepts – especially with science and English grammar.